Kamis, 18 Maret 2010
They seek him here, they seek him there, 'cos he's a dedicated follower of fashion. Actually maybe more of a leader of fashion, but Graphic Designer Anthony Burrill is certainly being sought by Art Directors up and down the country. His bold stark graphics are gracing everything from television advertising (the little round heads in the Bupa ads) to upmarket Style magazines like Wallpaper and Eye, posters, prints, and talking of fashion - London Fashion Week.
Whether consciously or not Burrill is a sponge - he seems to absorb all graphic references that have gone before him and produce his own distinctive and individual take on things. I see references to Russian Revolutionary artists like Kazimir Malevich, the imaginative use of type by the likes uber-typographer Neville Brody, the chunky black and white slogans of Donna Karen T-Shirts, even a nod to the graphics of road signs found in the Highway Code.
Burrill designed the set for Jenny Packham's catwalk show during London Fashion Week last month. 'It was all my favourite things in one place,' said Burrill. The music was by French laptop duo Acid Washed, also Burrill's clients and collaborators. His set was entirely black and white, using large format digital prints. All the colour came from the lighting and the dresses.
There is a link to Anthony Burrill's own website at the top of this page.